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Senior Counsel

CSL Limited

This is a Full-time position in King of Prussia, PA posted October 25, 2021.

Senior Counsel

United States of America R-144848 2012 CSL Behring L.L.C.

About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza.

Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus.

CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions.

CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world’s largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies.

Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

Senior Counsel responsible for providing comprehensive legal support for the US-based operations and activities of a global biopharmaceutical business. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Provide informed, actionable legal support and strategic counsel for NA Commercial Operations of CSL Behring.

The person filling this role will:

  • Interact directly with members of NA commercial leadership team and all levels of US commercial management, and advise business leaders on a broad range of legal issues related to the commercial activities of a US specialty pharmaceutical business. 
  • Serve as lead brand lawyer for the products in one or more therapeutic areas, including by providing legal support for Promotional Review Committee. 
  • Review, draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts, including product purchase and sale, distribution, rebate, and distribution services agreements; consulting and master services agreements and associated statements of work; speaker, research, and other agreements with healthcare organizations and professionals; and educational grant agreements. 
  • As requested or assigned, assist in negotiating and resolving commercial disputes; provide support to and/or manage activities related to company investigations and commercial litigation;
  • As requested, provide support as needed within the North America region, and for other geographies or for other CSL functions such as Commercial Development or Corporate Communications. 
  • As needed, provide legal advice and support in connection with non-routine special projects, such as business development activities and other strategic business transactions involving CSL Group companies.
  • Stay up to date and informed on relevant legal and health care issues at the state and federal level in order to proactively inform clients and help them anticipate and prepare for changes in the health care environment that may materially impact the US business.
  • Partner with the Compliance Department to help ensure business processes and activities are and remain in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies, and to maintain open and effective avenues of communication among Legal, Compliance, and the business; 
  • Develop and deliver training on legal matters as required or requested.
  • Coordinate work with outside counsel as appropriate or assigned, and coordinate legal advice on a global basis as required.
  • Establish and build good working relationships with internal clients based on mutual trust and respect and knowledge of the company’s business and its needs and goals.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a Juris Doctor.Superior academic credentials at top-tier law school strongly preferred.

Experience

Must be licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania (preferred), or hold (or be eligible for and able to obtain promptly) a Limited In-House Corporate Counsel License under PA BLE Rule 302. 

Minimum of 7 years applicable Legal and/or Compliance experience required, including 5 supporting a pharmaceutical or device company, either as in-house or external counsel.

Demonstrated familiarity with the Anti-kickback statute; False Claims Act; Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and supporting regulations; PhRMA Code; and state and federal privacy laws.

Experience in some or all of the following areas: promotional review, commercial contracting, government pricing and/or price reporting, Sunshine Act transparency reporting, pharmaceutical or device compliance, government/internal investigations, and/or commercial and product-liability litigation .

Experience at top-tier law firm preferred.

Judicial clerkship considered a plus.

  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills required, as well as ability to produce quality work under pressure and while balancing multiple priorities.
  • Strong communication, analytical, project management, interpersonal skills; ability to understand business needs and goals and incorporate that understanding in advice to the business that enables the business to make well-informed decisions based on a full understanding of risks and benefits.

    Team player.

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State/Province Pennsylvania

City King of Prussia

Street Address 1020 First Avenue

Primary Location CSL Behring King of Prussia

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

Equal Opportunity Employer

CSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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